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Hike Catskills Windham High Peak

  • Sep 21, 2013 · 10:00 AM

Windham High Peak From Maplecrest

Distance:

6.4 mile trip from the DEC parking lot in Maplecrest, NY.

Time:

4.5 hours 

Elevation Gain:

2207ft

Best Time to Hike:

Any time of day

Difficulty:

Moderate

Catskill Highest:

#33

Peak Elevation:

3,524'

Digital Mapper:

Topo

Terrain

Satellite

Attractions:

Great views from Windham High Peak.

Attractions:

Great views from Burnt Knob.

Unattractions:

Trail from WHP to Burnt Knob is poorly maintained.

Unattractions:

A lot of Garder Snakes on Windham High Peak.

Common Animals:

Garder snakes, birds, butterflies, and Barred Owls in the winter.

Risky Animals:

Rattlesnakes (none)

Bears (low)

Mountain Lions (none)

Access Methods:

Foot and Snowshoeing (cramp-ons useful on Burnt Knob).


Windham High Peak is the northernmost peak along the Escarpment Trail.  It is also known as the "great northern viewpoint," for the spectacular view at the eastern end of the summit. From this vantage, on a clear day you can see the Adirondacks, Green Mountains, the Berkshires and the Taconics.

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  • Homily, S

    A fabulous peak and waterfall: great company and a terrific dinner!

    September 22, 2013

  • geri and M.

    Same as always, good time, best people and great exercise, all the fresh air you can handle.

    September 22, 2013

  • Jennifer P.

    Had a great time, thanks for having me along. It was nice to meet everyone!

    September 22, 2013

  • Rick

    Amazing Waterfall!!!

    September 21, 2013

  • Kris

    Grea hike!!!

    September 21, 2013

  • Seth G (.

    Michael, we are en route but running late. We should be the trialhead about 10:45.

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Rick off to a late start. Dressed and ready but i will not get there by 7. Sorry! Don't want to hold u all up. Have fun!

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Sparky! I would like to carpool too

    September 15, 2013

    • Rick

      yes and yes

      September 20, 2013

    • Homily, S

      It'll be good to see you, Angie!

      September 21, 2013

  • Kris

    I'll be at the Mt. Cobb park and ride at 7:30am.

    1 · September 20, 2013

    • Homily, S

      hopefully I can catch a ride with you : )

      September 21, 2013

  • Bonnie

    we are not going to make it tomorrow...something unexpected came up. enjoy!

    September 20, 2013

  • Rick

    Hunter, New York
    Saturday
    Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 66F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph.

    September 20, 2013

    • Rick

      most of the rain looks to be pushed to 11pm now good!

      1 · September 20, 2013

  • Rick

    7am Pittston Park and Ride for Seth and Angela
    730am Mt Cobb Park and Ride for Homily, Cathy, Kris, Mel, Jennifer

    1030am TrailHead Michael S we'll prob be pushed back from our 10am start

    Karen posted the wrong time Mel if your early and were a little late it might work! Call me when u can if you get this[masked] Karen is now not going but u can carpool with Kris, Cathy and Homily

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • Jennifer P.

    This will also be my first time with the group. Interested in carpooling! I'm coming from the Stroudsburg area but can swing through NE PA.

    1 · August 28, 2013

    • Jennifer P.

      Whoops, car is in the shop. Actually I'll be in a purple Toyota FJ. See you tomorrow!

      September 20, 2013

    • Rick

      ok 730!

      September 20, 2013

  • Karen

    I will plan on Bonnie, James and Mel at this point. Can do one more but it will be "cozy" back there.

    September 18, 2013

    • Bonnie

      karen, i will take own car, because bill is coming. We can meet up at mt. cobb and leave together.

      September 19, 2013

    • Karen

      Ok Bonnie. I now have an opening for 1.

      September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not gonna be able to make it.

    September 18, 2013

  • Cindi S.

    We can't come after all! Have fun guys.

    September 18, 2013

  • geri and M.

    Hi Karen,I will be at Mt.Cobb before eight. I don't have the car so I hope to get a ride with someone. I will share the cost of the gas rather than making the trip solo in the truck. Mel

    September 18, 2013

  • James G. D.

    Hi,

    I will plan on being at the Mt. Cobb park and ride.

    Is it just off the Mt. Cobb exit ? If so left or right when you come to the end of the exit ramp and how far? I'll plan on being there at 8:00 unless we get bad weather.

    Thanks,

    Jim

    September 18, 2013

  • Rick

    Hunter, New York
    Saturday
    Overcast. Fog early. High of 66F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph.

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be doing a leg of the Black Forest trail with a friend of mine. Have fun!

    2 · September 17, 2013

  • M.A.

    I wish I could join you - I am biking in Ohio for Cystic Fibrosis that weekend.

    2 · September 16, 2013

  • Rick

    We Hike Rain or Shine or Snow yes i hike all winter also! :)
    i always hike at a easy pace we are here to enjoy the scenery
    i encourage everyone to bring 2-3 liters of drink water included snacks and a good lunch we normally eat at the peak or vista
    i always suggest hiking footwear and a headlamp if you ever do get caught in the dark its happened! extra pair of socks incase of wet feet! and warm layers for the return trip from the peak!
    oh and bring your camera for the fall colors!

    August 31, 2013

  • Rick

    Updated Trail Head Parking[masked],[masked]

    August 31, 2013

  • Rick

    I'm driving out 84 to 87 this trip i can carpool 3-4 and lots of gear have a sport trac and pickup from either pittston or mt cobb park and rides

    August 29, 2013

    • Seth G (.

      I'm in for some gas sharing. I can meet you by Pittston or wherever you like

      August 30, 2013

    • Rick

      pittston twp park and ride off oak st i'll leave u and jen a spot prob 7am we'll figure exact time out later

      August 30, 2013

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